Why Work at Camp
What You’ll Gain As A Tom Sawyer Counselor!
Are you ready to make a difference in a child’s life, be outside daily, learn valuable skills that can be used in any future job, make incredible memories, new friends, and gain a life-long community, all while having FUN? Then a summer job at Tom Sawyer Camps is the place for you!
Tom Sawyer Camps has been in operation since 1926 and has helped hundreds of young adults not only find a sense of community and a place where they can make a BIG difference, but also prepare for their adult lives with the experiences they had with us. Some of the top skills your future employers are looking for will be learned by being a camp counselor. During your time as a counselor, you will have the opportunity to learn the following skills and many more:
- Communication with peers, children, and supervisors
- Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
- Responsibility and Time Management
- Public Speaking
- Flexibility and Adaptability
- Professionalism and Dedication
Being a camp counselor at Tom Sawyer Camps will be hard work and it will also be an extremely rewarding experience in many ways. As a counselor you have the opportunity to be a positive influence in the lives of many campers who will remember you for years to come. Not to mention, you will remember them and the lessons you learned at camp for the rest of your life. Don’t just take our word for it…read some of the statements past counselors have made!
“I learned to be part of a team. Working collaboratively helped me grow skills to work effectively in groups.”
“It was an opportunity to have a leadership role. I learned about my leadership style and leadership skills.”
“I got to see the tangible results of what I did and learned how to handle diverse situations.”
“I learned how to be adaptable. You stretch and grow and learn new things every day.”
“No matter what the challenge was, I found a way to solve it, which built my self-confidence AND had a lot of fun along the way.”
“I had a chance to build friendships with different people and opened my world to new perspectives.”
“Camp meant independence, teamwork, adventure, leadership, and fun! It meant becoming responsible to a group and to oneself. And it meant accountability, guidance for others, and freedom to achieve.”
– Michael D. Eisner
Chairman, the Walt Disney Company